The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 70 79 83
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 21 24 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 2.08% 2.20% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 2.24% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 19 17 5
Average salary £28,500 £32,000 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.93% +36.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £22,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £44,000 £27,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Tester
Nottinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Nottingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Nottingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
973 1070 794
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 96.24% 98.17% 94.98%
Number of salaries quoted 767 866 687
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Nottingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

Tester
Salary Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Nottingham region.

Tester Salary Trend in Nottingham

Tester
Salary Histogram in Nottingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Nottingham region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Nottingham

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Nottingham region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title.

1 32 (59.26%) Software Testing
1 32 (59.26%) QA
2 25 (46.30%) ISTQB
3 24 (44.44%) Degree
4 23 (42.59%) Selenium
5 22 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (38.89%) Scrum
7 18 (33.33%) Windows
8 17 (31.48%) Automation Testing
9 16 (29.63%) Open Source
10 15 (27.78%) Manual Testing
10 15 (27.78%) RAD
10 15 (27.78%) TCP/IP
10 15 (27.78%) ISEB
10 15 (27.78%) Telecoms
11 14 (25.93%) VoIP
11 14 (25.93%) WAN
11 14 (25.93%) Risk Analysis
11 14 (25.93%) Wireshark
12 13 (24.07%) Hyper-V
12 13 (24.07%) FogBugz
12 13 (24.07%) DHCP
12 13 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (24.07%) Avaya
12 13 (24.07%) Cisco
12 13 (24.07%) CCNA
12 13 (24.07%) Active Directory
12 13 (24.07%) RTP
12 13 (24.07%) H.323

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Nottingham region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.78%) TCP/IP
2 14 (25.93%) VoIP
2 14 (25.93%) WAN
2 14 (25.93%) Wireshark
3 13 (24.07%) RTP
3 13 (24.07%) H.323
3 13 (24.07%) VLAN
3 13 (24.07%) DHCP
4 3 (5.56%) Internet
5 1 (1.85%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 23 (42.59%) Selenium
2 13 (24.07%) FogBugz
3 4 (7.41%) Ranorex
3 4 (7.41%) JUnit
3 4 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (7.41%) NUnit
4 1 (1.85%) SilkTest
4 1 (1.85%) Rational Robot
4 1 (1.85%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.85%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.85%) Appium
General
1 15 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.70%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Games
3 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.85%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) .NET
1 3 (5.56%) XML
1 3 (5.56%) XSD
1 3 (5.56%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.63%) Open Source
2 13 (24.07%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.56%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (1.85%) Android
2 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (59.26%) Software Testing
2 22 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (38.89%) Scrum
4 17 (31.48%) Automation Testing
5 15 (27.78%) Manual Testing
5 15 (27.78%) RAD
6 14 (25.93%) Risk Analysis
7 11 (20.37%) Regression Testing
8 5 (9.26%) Automated Testing
8 5 (9.26%) Test Automation
9 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
9 4 (7.41%) Test Scripting
9 4 (7.41%) TDD
10 3 (5.56%) Data Analysis
10 3 (5.56%) Configuration Management
10 3 (5.56%) Agile Testing
10 3 (5.56%) Kanban
10 3 (5.56%) V-Model
11 2 (3.70%) Waterfall
11 2 (3.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.52%) SQL
2 9 (16.67%) C#
2 9 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (5.56%) Perl
3 3 (5.56%) C++
3 3 (5.56%) Ruby
4 2 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (46.30%) ISTQB
2 24 (44.44%) Degree
3 15 (27.78%) ISEB
4 13 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (24.07%) MCSE
4 13 (24.07%) CCNA
4 13 (24.07%) MCITP
5 4 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (59.26%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (24.07%) Active Directory
1 13 (24.07%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (24.07%) Cisco
1 13 (24.07%) Avaya
1 13 (24.07%) VMware
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle